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NMSU Astronomy to lead efforts to reinvent the Dunn Solar Telescope.

  http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2428 U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce announced that New Mexico State University (NMSU) will receive $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to upgrade the Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope in Sunspot, N.M. The NSF award – appropriately announced on the fall equinox – will support…
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NMSU graduate students awarded NASA fellowships for planetary astronomy research

Two doctoral candidates at New Mexico State University are among 13 students in the country selected to receive NASA Harriett G. Jenkins graduate fellowships, providing each student with more than $50,000 in annual funding through the completion of their dissertations. Kathryn Steakley and Alexander Thelen, both third-year doctoral candidates in the Department of Astronomy in…
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NMSU astronomers among largest grant winners

New Mexico State University recognized university faculty members and staff Nov. 11 who were responsible for attracting $500,000 or more each in external funding during the past fiscal year, 2015. “It feels so good to be able to take a moment, appreciate and recognize the contributions being made by NMSU staff and faculty to research,…
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NASA selects NMSU for planetary data archiving

A $4.1 million dollar NASA award will allow New Mexico State University to continue operating the Atmospheres Node of NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS) for the next five years. The university has led this effort for the past 20 years. “This is a critical function aimed at the preservation, archiving and access to all NASA…
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NMSU researchers propose concept to study Europa

What would it be like to study the atmosphere of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa? A group of professors and students from New Mexico State University presented findings following a 9-month concept study focused on measuring properties of Europa’s atmosphere at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory this summer. NMSU was one of 10 university teams selected by…
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NMSU graduate student receives NASA fellowship

Weather doesn’t end when you leave Earth. With NASA’s help, researchers at New Mexico State University are studying the sun in hopes of forecasting space weather as accurately as your local weatherman. MacDonald and McAteer looking at a computer model of the sun. MacDonald is pointing to the computer. NMSU astronomy graduate student Gordon MacDonald,…
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NASA EPSCoR to fund planetary seismology research at NMSU

New Mexico NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has awarded a grant of $749,893 to New Mexico State University astronomers for research to be conducted over the next three years. Jason Jackiewicz and Patrick Gaulme are leading an international team of researchers working on the “Jovian Interiors from Velocimetry Experiment (JIVE) in New…
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Professor earns NSF CAREER grant to study sun’s magnetic field

You may have heard that you shouldn’t look directly at the sun, but that’s exactly what Jason Jackiewicz does for a living. Specifically, the New Mexico State University astronomy professor studies the sun’s (and other stars’) interior using seismology. Jackiewicz’s primary goals are addressing the root causes of solar magnetic activity and establishing physical relationships…
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